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Materials, Volume 12, Issue 19 (October-1 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Soft robotics is an emerging field in material science and robotic engineering facilitating [...] Read more. Soft robotics is an emerging field in material science and robotic engineering facilitating curvilinear motions without complex mechanical joints in comparison with conventional robots. For small-scale and light-weight untethered robots, programmable anisotropic materials are adopted with stimuli-responsive properties. This review article focuses on the recent progress in the manipulation of untethered soft robots under external stimuli such as magnetic fields, light, humidity, and organic solvents. In addition, we suggest future research from an interdisciplinary perspective to overcome the remaining challenges. View this paper.